How Will We Harness the Potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution for Good?  

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At this year’s World Economic Forum , one phrase was on everyone’s lips: Fourth Industrial Revolution. For background: The first industrial revolution occurred when water and steam were harnessed to mechanize production. Part 1 in a 2-part Davos Report for the Social Good Sector.

Is Your Event’s Success Tied to Your Industry’s Performance?


———— If you run a trade association event or series of events, there’s a good chance that a portion of your event success is dependent on the success of your industry. Is my industry viewed as high-risk or “safe” for investors?

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Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why is the up and coming community platform


———— Cool Social Tools Industry InsiderStartups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps!

Heartbeat of the Nonprofit Industry

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Then we took the answers, identified trends, wrote up the "Heartbeat of the Industry" report and made a YouTube video (because it's 2012 and that's what you do right?). Author: Cheryl Black.

SMS Will Help Power the Internet of Things, Say Industry Experts

Mobile Commons

According to an article in Capacity Media , a panel of industry experts at this year’s Messaging and SMS World conference agreed that the Internet of Things (IoT) offers a huge opportunity for SMS. One of the vastly growing areas in the industry at the moment is IoT. Industry News

The Next Generation of American Giving: Insights, Takeaways, & Suggestions From The Nonprofit Industry

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Take a gander at what industry professionals are saying about your donors: baby boomers, generations x and y, and the matures. You may have heard that Blackbaud recently released a generational giving study and associated infographic that covers the Next Generation of American Giving! Maybe you’ve seen it, shared it with your network of peers, discussed the findings, or pondered over what the study means for the future of your organization’s fundraising.

Become an Advocate (Not Just a Leader) in Your Industry


To keep up with your ever-changing industry, you have to move beyond the traditional “business leader” position and adopt the role of “industry advocate.”. You’ll earn the respect and appreciation of others in your industry. What Is an Industry Advocate?

Key Findings from 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry Report

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The 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry report shows that globally nonprofits believe their successful with multiple engagement over a period of time results is greater results. Fundraising Retention global trends Multichannel Fundraising Research nonprofit research

Wanted: Industry Advisory Group Members

Wild Apricot Blog

We’re looking for participants for a grassroots industry advisory group. If you''ve been involved in a small association, club or non-profit and want to be an advocate for your industry – check out this post for details! Advisory-Group-membership

Is the Financial Services Industry Poised for Market Disruption?


If the financial services industry is to keep up, it needs to: embrace and acquiesce to the new customer mindset. Digital is Turning the Industry on its Head. I come from the financial industry. This is, by far, the most onerous hurdle for one of the oldest regulated industries.

Are you part of the charity industrial complex?

Steve Bridger

This is Seth Godin at his disruptive best – speaking at last year’s NextGen:Charity conference on the topic of “Embracing Risk & Failure in Philanthropy” Most charities are part of the charity industrial complex , he says.

Social CRM Fuels Engagement and Growth [Infographic]


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12 Advanced Google Tricks


Implementation Industry InsiderCame across this awesome article by Larry Kim. One to bookmark!

[Industry News] Avectra acquired by Abila (aka Sage)


Industry Insider You’ve probably heard, so here’s the official news release. Abila, formerly Sage Nonprofit Solutions, a provider of software solutions dedicated to serving dynamic nonprofit organizations and government agencies, has acquired McLean, Va.-based

Are industry vendors deserting ASAE’s annual meeting?


Does that seem like a lot less industry people (non-association execs) to you this year? Just saw this infographic posted on Associations Now: Congrats to ASAE on attracting the highest number of association execs in 5 years – that’s great!

[Cool Infographic Friday] Snapchat 101: What You Need to Know


Content Strategy Cool Infographic Friday Cool Social Tools Industry InsiderTip o’ the hat to MDG Advertising for this one. Infographic by MDG Advertising. photo credit ).

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26 Disruptive & Technology Trends


Featured Social, In Theory Industry InsiderFrom Brian Solis. Oh and check out slide 27-28. 26 Disruptive & Technology Trends 2016 – 2018 from Brian Solis. ——— ( photo credit ).

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Infographic: 2013 Nonprofit Communication Trends


Industry News Mobile Tech infographic nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech technology No matter how you look at it, communication is key.

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Infographic: When To Post To Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Feeds


Industry News Social Tech nonprofit technology npTech social media technology Social media, to many, is a total mystery. When do I post? What do I post? How often do I post on all the different social media feeds? Can I post the same thing twice?

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Infographic: Optimizing Your Nonprofit Donation Page


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[Cool Infographic Friday] How design attracts donors


Cool Infographic Friday Featured Industry InsiderA really good one for you from ElevationWeb. “Online giving is on the rise. Therefore, optimizing your website’s donation landing page is fundamental in increasing your nonprofit’s online donors.”

Ancient Greece 2.0: Arts Participation before the Industrial Age

Museum 2.0

When we talk about making museums or performing arts organizations more participatory and dynamic, those changes are often seen as threatening to the traditional arts experience.

4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology


Industry News Leadership Tech cloud nonprofit nonprofit technology npTechWith the amount of new and innovative technology that is surfacing every day, assessing your nonprofit’s technology should be a daily process. While every nonprofit wants to cause change in some way, every nonprofit is different. Each with a unique goal, different needs, and all conduct daily operations in a different way. As a result […].

Infographic: Women Working For Nonprofit Orgs


Industry News Leadership Social nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech supporters The nonprofit world is one dominated by individuals who love to help other people. Regardless of gender, everyone working in a nonprofit roles lives to serve, and is dedicated to leaving the world a better place.

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How to Generate Association Revenue Through Grants – It’s Easier Than You Think


Problem Statement : Provide an overview of the problem detailing the impact it has on your association, membership, industry, etc. From the Trenches Implementation Industry Insider By Amy Gitchell, GrowthZone AMS. “We We need to do more fundraising and generate more revenue.”.

Reflections from the World Economic Forum: Four Big Trends for Social Good Organizations to Watch

Connection Cafe

The emerging technology driving the 4th industrial revolution has incredible potential to change the way we work, live, connect and more. If one thing was clear at Davos, it was that companies are already shifting rapidly to a new paradigm, preparing for the ways that the 4th industrial revolution will change the world. Social good organizations will embrace the new tools of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Meet the People We Work With – Columbia Industries

Vertex Systems

Now, we’ve got another client to tell you about – Kay with Columbia Industries in the state of Washington! A while ago, we introduced you to Brenda at Kent-Sussex in Delaware so she could tell you her story. She’s the … Continue reading →

Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning


In the eLearning industry we call this the skills-gap crisis, and it affects both college graduates and skilled trade workers alike. Of the hardest hit facing the skills-gap crisis is the manufacturing industry. Industry Insider Social Learning

Infographic: 10 Most Successful Nonprofit Twitter Accounts


Industry News Social Tech nonprofit nonprofit technology social media technology So your nonprofit start up their Twitter account a few months ago and you’re rolling about 5-6 Retweeets per day. Not too shabby.

8 Tips for Radical Collaboration to Advance Your Mission and Help Strengthen the Social Economy

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Social Good 4IR 4th Industrial Revolution foundations nonprofits Outcomes Outcomes Measurement Partnerships Radical Collaboration Social EconomyI celebrated a big anniversary recently (25 years as a professional serving at the same company).

13 Nonprofit Statistics You Never Knew


Fundraising Industry News Tech nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech Image courtesy of Let’s be honest, we’re all suckers for numbers. They captivate us, put things into perspective, shock us, and give everyone something to talk about at the coffee pot in the morning.

5 New And Quirky Nonprofit Social Media Tactics


Fundraising Industry News Social Tech content marketing nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech social media supporters technology virtualization Image courtesy of athgo. Social media is well documented as a necessary marketing platform for all nonprofits.

Humanize in Action: great social media is possible even in a regulated industry


Does your association operate in a regulated industry? Can a bank be a social business? The answer is yes. Hear how TD Bank does it in this great BlogWell video. Some good notes from the session are below, but there’s a ton more great information in the video. Must watch.

The Great AMS Shakeup and what to do about it


Culture That Works Debunking the Hype Featured From the Trenches Industry Insider Risk and Social Media

Solutions Day 2017 – It’s All Here!


Connect with industry partners to learn about what you need to know and what is next. Digital business isn’t a sideline anymore.

Nonprofit Tech Week Is April 7-9th


General Industry News Leadership Social Tech For 3 days, Nonprofit Tech Week brings nonprofit leaders and technology together for focused sessions on how your nonprofit can better leverage technology to complete its mission. From April 7-9th, #NPTechWeek is coming to 3 Bay Area cities in 3 days; Mountain View (location), Oakland (location), and San Francisco (location). Each day has a focused […].

[Cool Infographic Friday] The 2015 State of Social Business


Cool Infographic Friday Culture That Works Industry InsiderThis one’s not particularly “cool” per se, but useful. From Altimeter.

Infographic: Social Media for Social Good


Industry News Leadership Mobile Tech fundraising infographic nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech social media technology Social media continues to take greater stake in every nonprofit’s marketing, public relations, and advertising strategies.

The 2014 Charitable Giving Report

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Nonprofit Fundraising 2010 State of the Not-for-Profit Industry Survey Analytics Blackbaud Blackbaud Index fundraising nonprofit online giving The 2014 Charitable Giving Report includes 24 months of overall giving data from 4,798 nonprofit organizations representing more than $16.2

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3 Nonprofit Social Media Challenges, And How To Overcome Them


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